TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (February 18)

Here's what was out of sight and just not right on TV this week.

Swell


...IFC's Renewal of Portlandia
It's been a while since we've been this excited about a comedy series. We want to see how many wigs they can wear between the two of them.


...whoisarcadefire.tumblr.com
If this past week's televised Grammys were good for one thing it might be this here blog.


...Nat King Cole
It only aired for a little over a year before it was pulled cause there was no backing. But now you can see them all!


... Lost's Ben as Andy the bug guy (with Asperger's!) on Parenthood.
Michael Emerson probably won't play a romantic leading man... ever, but that's okay with us. We hope he sticks around to be a mentor for Max, but he's probably got an island of bugs to get back to.


...Sesame Street's Telly, Cookie Monster, and Elmo as Quickfire Judges on Top Chef
Elmo told Antonia her chocolate cookies looked like cow chips.

Hell


...Pierce Hawthorne's rude behavior.
Will TV's best comedy writers be able to save this Community character after what he did in the last episode? We hope so. (Chevy Chase was great, though.)


...Lady Gaga's Egg Situation
Gaga's beginning to take the fun out of shock value.


...Another boring leading man for CBS
Mad Love: Like a girl as fine as Sarah Chalke would ever go for a guy like Jason Biggs. Between his character and Ted from HIMYM, the stud-o-meter for CBS comedies isn't registering much at all.


...The Chastity Bono joke on Mr. Sunshine
That's just poor taste.


...The Approval Matrix on Bravo
It's like Best Week Ever but with the talking heads on a couch. Some things are best left in print.

What made your list of loves and hates this week?

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I thought Lady GaGa was getting a little stale, but I really like her new Madonna song, even tho the performance was not as shocking as some expected. Lets face it, most of the music since the early 90's sucks. She's the best of a bad lot!
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Everyone should know who Arcade Fire, they have so much originality and ambition they practically sweat it.
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What probably most of you missed because it is a German series: the finale of Doctor's Diary belongs on the Swell list, because it was the funniest and sweetest finale that could possibly end a spectacular series!!!
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Community is fantastic and even being an idiot Pierce is awesome. Mad love was very boring, I only checked it out for Sarah Chalke but she is not enough to keep me watching!
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Actually that's animal cruelty. I hate lady gaga.
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Too bad they didn't shove the lady gaga egg right back up the chicken ass.....
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Community was excellent this week!!! how did you not put it in swell??
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IFC's Onion shows are just hilarious! Why is there never a mention!!!!!

And where is SportsDome????
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IFC's Onion shows are just hilarious! Why is there never a mention!!!!!

And where is SportsDome????
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IFC's Onion shows are just hilarious! Why is there never a mention!!!!!

And where is SportsDome????
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Poor taste or not, that Chastity Bono joke on Mr. Sunshine was the best part of the episode.
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Should have The Office episode as swell.
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Dhu I know who Arcade Fire is.. I'm happy they won, people don't even know how talented these guys are and it's not even my type of music, but I know how to recognize talent and these guys have plenty of it. It's not their fault if they won over the americans...
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